Dog Licenses

(Town Ordinance Sec. 22-337 Through 22-359c)

Every dog, except dogs kept under a kennel license as provided in section 22-342, must be licensed when it becomes six months old and then annually in June. The Town Clerk issues licenses for the dogs in his or her town.

The Town Clerk must provide for issuance and renewal of licenses through the mail, and may make license applications available at such facilities as kennels, pet stores, veterinarian's offices, humane society offices and pet grooming establishments.
For issuance and renewal by mail, send a copy of the current Certificate of Rabies vaccination along with the fee of $8 for spayed/neutered dogs and $19 for non-spayed/non-neutered dogs (checks only), self-addressed stamped return envelope with extra postage and the completed Request Form.

The Town Clerk's office at Town Campus, 8 Campus Drive, Madison, CT  offers dog licenses starting June 1st.  For the month of June, the Town Clerk's office runs a Top Dog Contest for the #1 Tag. 

Licenses & Tags

Every person complying with the dog licensing statutes must be given a license on a form prescribed by the commissioner of agriculture, which contains a description of the dog and the number under which the dog is licensed. With each license, the Town Clerk must issue a tag or plate of material approved by the commissioner, upon which shall be distinctly marked the name of the town in which the dog is licensed, the license number of the dog, and the year of the license. Tags are in fact ordered by the Town Clerk from the Commissioner of Agriculture, at a cost of 5 cents each. The color and shape of the tags are uniform throughout the state and are changed every year.